This hotel has two properties, the old-style casa on Calle Real, with only 4 bedrooms, which is where I stayed, and the modern hotel at the bottom end of the town. The old-style casa has traditional decor, is close to everything, and the atmosphere, the service and the food were wonderful. We also had free access to the outdoor swimming-pool and other facilities of the modern hotel about 10 min walk away. The breakfast was the best I had along this stretch of the camino.
There are 2 places in town with the same name - an albergue and a casa rural - we stayed at the albergue, which is a brand new place on the edge of town. As others have mentioned, this is the first town you come to after passing the highest point on the Camino, so most people arrive tired and sore after the long uphill climb and the subsequent steep downhill.
This albergue was perfect. The facilities are amazing - comfortable beds, rooms with only a few bunks each, balconies with chairs off the rooms, power outlets and a light at each bed, great showers. And, if all of that wasn't enough, they have a wonderful terrace bar and a good restaurant, and a pool.
At this albergue, they allow pilgrims to stay more than 1 night if they want to. We were very tempted, although we knew we needed to walk on. Others that we knew stayed an extra day to recuperate from various injuries, aches, and pains.
As already written in other comments, the samll village has two hostals of the same name. He had reserved three double rooms already months ago on our way on the camino. Entering the village, we thought we have arrived and first went to the garden to have a cold beer. Asking at the bar, we were told, there is no such reservation, and we have probably reserved at the other hostal at the other end of the village.
Arriving at the other hostal, no reservation was found. Only on showing them my written approval, they confirmed its their confirmation. They apologized and ifmored us, they had no double rooms left and gave us instead a hostal room (8 beds) for each couple and made up the beds immediately.
Once asking for dinner, they apologized again and told us we do not have to pay for the rooms, they even did not ask for dinner payment. The room was ok, but we pay what we eat, LOL, and so we paid for dinner and breakfast the other morning.
As the hostal is pretty new, it was really nice. It even has a large outside pool, too bad we stayed in October. The dinner and breakfast were both ok, the hostal service friendly and the view down to Ponferrada just incredible.